“Iko – an audacious android and best friend to the Lunar Queen Cinder – has been tasked with hunting down Alpha Lysander Steele, the leader of a rogue band of bioengineered wolf-soldiers who threaten to undo the tenuous peace agreement between Earth and Luna. Unless Cinder can reverse the mutations that were forced on them years before, Steele and his soldiers plan to satisfy their monstrous appetites with a massacre of the innocent people of Earth.
And to show he’s serious, Steele is taking hostages.
Cinder and Kai, Scarlet and Wolf, Cress and Thorne, and Winter and Jacin all feature in this epic new battle. But it is Iko who must face her deepest fears when she uncovers the truth about her own unusual programming.” (from Goodreads)
So after the delightfulness that was volume one, I was verrrry happy to get my hands on part two. 😉 I read it with my sister Anna, and we had fun crowing over the illustrations, awwing (is that a word?) over disgustingly cute Scarlet and Wolf (and a certain soldier finding his soul <3), and laughing, mostly at Thorne.
Poor Iko in this one 😦 It was hard reading about how her backstory hurt her, but I loved how she pressed on and was a loving and loyal as always. (And what happened to her was really sad but also really cool because she lost all those questions and accepted who she was. Which sounds cliche, but wasn’t. Kinney’s reaction though. *sniffs*) And as always, she was a super fun narrator!
I was really impressed with Winter in general (and her ambassador skills in particular) in this one, and I ended up liking Wolf. Everyone was great. 😉
PSA: We are officially renaming the “epilogue” to “epic-logue”. Volcano picnic, Jacin’s profession, and that adorrrrable date. Awesomeness, all around. XD
Just a note, in addition to the disturbing concept behind the wolf soldiers, this one was a little more violent than part one. DISTURBING SPOILER!! Beheadings of human-looking robots, blood, and a wolf soldier holding a severed arm were the disturbing images I took note of. Also, a comment about making someone into sausages. Bleck. END OF DISTURBING SPOILER!!
No best quote since it’s a graphic novel, sorry. It’s got some great lines, though. 😉
Altogether, I very much enjoyed this (and sharing it with my sister!), and I’m sad to see it end. 😉
That trick at the party, though. O.o.